Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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  • The Charlotte Campus offers bachelors, associate and certificate programs. Located in financial center of the New South, home to 299 Fortune 500 companies, the campus offers links to local, national and global industry in a modern, fast-paced university setting. Our pioneering approach to academics combines classroom education with industry-specific skills. Our academic programs blend the theoretical with the practical and are designed with industry input, so you?ll graduate with the knowledge and skills employers are seeking. We'll provide you with hands-on learning in small classroom settings, training on industry-specific software, leadership development and community service opportunities, a faculty with significant industry experience, the opportunity to take classes in your major in your first term, innovative concentrations, opportunities to study overseas. One-third of your coursework will consist of arts and sciences classes, so you'll develop the critical thinking, analytical and communications skills necessary for long-term career progression. At our Providence Campus, we also offer graduate programs in education and business.

School Highlights

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte serves 1,681 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty100 staff144 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,681 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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# Full-Time Students1,661 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students20 students1,362 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,248610
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
10%
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% Black
44%
22%
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% White
35%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.670.63
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,800$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $28,539 is more than the state average of $25,071. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,539$25,071
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates$24,500$11,173
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,667$5,895
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Acceptance Rate86%86%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is Central Piedmont Community College (1.0 miles away).
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